Grade 5 Happenings
The students have been learning about figurative language and will be incorporating it into all their creative writing. Keep an eye out for their first book, a collection of fall haikus. When it comes home be sure to write a comment as the students love to hear your remarks on their work. They have also been busy composing compare/contrast essays and understanding the importance of referencing their work. The class will soon be studying the history, format, and the syllabication needed to create their own Thanksgiving limericks. We will then jump back into grammar and learn all we can about nouns and all the roles they take in sentences.
The Stock Market Game is in full swing. Look for the rankings in the Hartford Courant. If you have any suggestions for a “Hot Stock” to purchase, please share it with your child.
The students will learn about veterans and the key role they have played in preserving our freedom. They will listen to the story of the poppy and learn how it inspired Colonel John McCrae to write the poem “In Flanders Fields”. The students will then write letters to a veteran. You are all invited to join us in honoring the veterans at our annual Veterans Day Program on Thursday, November 8th at 9:00.
Remember that our first book report is due on November 30th. Students should be almost done reading their Newbery book. They need to be prepared with their written report. In addition, they should have all the components of their book talk ready. Students should be well practiced presenting their talk.
You’re also invited to share in our Thanksgiving Prayer Service. As part of the offertory, students will be asked to donate a canned good to benefit the Lakota Sioux.
Christmas will soon be upon us. Don’t forget to send in any gifts you have committed to for the family the third, fourth, and fifth graders are sponsoring for Christmas.
The fifth graders are looking forward to presenting the reading at the First Friday Mass in December.
I hope you all enjoy a very blessed Thanksgiving Day.
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